Slow Making

Slow Making Supplies-Why Worry?

February 8, 2016
Slow supplies FI

I posted last week about ‘Slow’ in terms of making and creating, and how for me there are two ‘prongs’ to Slow: the supplies I need to make things; and the whole process of making.
I wrote in that post that I’m pretty good at the first bit, sourcing supplies sustainably, (it’s the second bit, the slowing down and enjoying the process bit that I need to work on), so I wanted to explore a bit more about why that bit of Slow is so important to me.
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Slow Making

Slow Making

February 2, 2016
Slow making-FI

As part of my ‘intentional 2016’, I’m experimenting with a loose theme for each month here on the blog.
Last month was all about introducing Buying Nothing New: finally blogging about why I buy nothing new; and the practicalities of finding the things you need when you’re buying nothing new; among other hopefully useful posts.

This month, I want to explore making, and ways we can create and make, while being conscious of the wider impact of that process, on ourselves, and on the planet.

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#365WasytoChangetheWorld

#365 Ways to Change the World-Number 22-28

January 31, 2016
365 Ways to Change the World

My Goodness, it’s Week 4 already (only another 48 to go…!) of 365 Ways to Change the World-posting one tip a day to social media for easy tiny changes we can all make everyday to change the world. (You can follow along on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook!)
Here goes with numbers 22-28:

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Really Useful-Buy Nothing New

Ten Top Tips for Buying Secondhand on eBay

January 28, 2016
Bike

Having just blogged about “Peak Stuff”, I have to confess to feeling a little conflicted writing a post about where you can get yet more stuff from…
In my defence, this guide is for buying secondhand stuff, so it’s helping to keep the reduce, reuse, recycle thing going, and in no way endorsing buying for the sake of it!

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